|Pastor Dennis L. Douglas
Pastor Dennis L. Douglas was born the third eldest of five children on July 26, 1956, to James and Kathelen Douglas.
His father is deceased. His mother is an accomplished pianist and vocalist, licensed missionary, and the senior
church mother at St. Hillrie Church of God in Christ, Los Angeles, California. Pastor Douglas attended the
public schools in Kansas City, Kansas and is a graduate of Sumner Senior High School.
As a child he attended Bethel Church of God in Christ, under the leadership of the late Elder Israel Ervin. In 1987, Pastor Douglas joined the Mt. Carmel Church of God in Christ family under the leadership of Superintendent Ervin Sims, Jr. He accepted his call to ministry in 1996 and was ordained as an elder in 2002 under the late Bishop William H. McDonald.
Over the course of 24 years, Pastor Douglas served faithfully in several capacities at Mt. Carmel Church of God in Christ, under the leadership of Bishop Ervin Sims, Jr. He served on the Usher Board and as a Sunday School teacher. In addition, he served as the General Sunday School Superintendent for seven years and served as President of Ministers' Alliance.
After graduating from Sumner Senior High School in 1974, Pastor Douglas attended DeVry Institute of Technology, taking courses towards a BS in Electronics Engineering. He also attended Control Data Institute of Technology in Los Angeles, California, where he received certification in Computer Programming and Operations. He attended Park University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and Computer Information Systems. In 2010, Pastor Douglas was accepted into St. Luke's Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program, where he successfully completed and received his CPE certification. He is currently attending Christian Leadership University, working towards a Master's Degree in Divinity with emphasis in Christian Counseling. Pastor Douglas is currently employed by Sunflower Health Care where he serves as a Chaplain.
With the leading of the Lord and his wife (First Lady Alfredia C. Douglas) of 26 years by his side, Pastor Douglas preached his first official service on April 10, 2011. Pastor Douglas is also the proud father of 4 children (Latrice, Shelisha, Devin, and Denae) and 2 grandchildren.